Whole Life Insurance

A Safe and Steady Life Insurance Policy

Whole Life provides tiered insurance costs and a fixed savings component. If the insurance company you are working with is a mutual company they will pay dividends in addition to your interest. The policy is less flexible but it has very strong guarantees on the death benefit and premiums. There is absolutely no risk of loss! This is as safe as it gets! These types of insurance policies generally work best for insureds who have a steady and substantial income. Whole Life is designed to be steady and safe, but it is not as flexible as Universal Life insurance! This type of insurance can be likened to wearing a custom-tailored pair of pants… not everyone can “pull this off” but when the fit is right it is a great financial planning tool.

Watch this video to get additional information about the types of things you need to be aware of when purchasing life insurance.

How does it work?

Combines low-cost insurance with a savings component that is tied to an index, and not directly to the market!

What is the RISK?
There is absolutely no risk of loss in an indexed universal life policy. If the index goes up in a given 12 month period, you get a percentage of the gain… and if the index goes down or is negative for the year no interest is credited for that period.

You Get What You Pay For!

Indexed Universal Life is flexible so people generally try to get by putting as little into their policies as they can. This is called under-funding and can result in a loss of your guaranteed death benefit and the need to pay a higher premium in the future to keep the policy in force.

Building Cash Values!

If you overfund your Indexed Universal Life policy good things will generally happen. The trick is finding someone who can help you to maximize your cash growth by blending the proper amounts of term and permanent (indexed universal life) insurance.

Long-Term Potential:

Buying indexed universal life can protect your cash values, but it DOES NOT guarantee your premiums. So, I would recommend overfunding your policy and taking advantage of auto-drafting your premiums!

Finding a Place for Indexed Universal Life:

Universal life is affordable and has outperformed most savings rates even after the cost of insurance is deducted if overfunded. It is very flexible and can be customized to fit many different scenarios. It is not a one-size-fits-all, but it’s a lot like having an elastic waistband!

Enhancing your protection!

You can get death benefit guaranteed, great fixed interest rates (up to 25 times the savings rates), you can blend in term insurance, buy term insurance on your kids, get a waiver of premium if you become disabled, and a lot of other riders (additional types of enhancements).

AD&D: (Accidental Death & Dismemberment)

This type of insurance only pay in the event you are killed in an accident, if you die of normal causes, disease, or an illness, it DOES NOT pay!

How much Life Insurance do I need?

THE FORMULA:​DEBT: Add up all of your debt balances: $250,000.


​INCOME NEED: I need $60,000 to live on annually.

Use 3% return to calculate income – $2,000,000 (X) 3% = $60,000 a year of annual income


​​AMOUNT OF INSURANCE: In this case $2,250,000

*(Remember, this does not consider college savings, inflation or your potential tax liability)

When should I buy Life Insurance?

Watch this video to get additional information about the types of things you need to be aware of when purchasing life insurance.

Things to condsider when buying Life Insurance:

  1. Find the right agent. Make sure life insurance fits into your financial plan.
  2. Longevity – The carrier must be there to pay your claim.
  3. Check the companies ratings – What is their COMDEX score?
  4. Compare performance using the same interest rates.
  5. Building a self‑completing plan takes Life & Disability Insurance.

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Banner Life is generally one of the top 5 term companies in the United States. If you run a quote and would like to compare your quote to other carriers please notify me below and I will be happy to run additional term comparisons for you!

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